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The Current State of Fertility Care

The Current State of Fertility Care

The Current State of Fertility Care It seems like it was forever ago when almost all infertility treatments in the United States came to a halt. In reality, it has only been four months since the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) issued guidelines that recommended suspending IVF and other procedures. Since then, it’s been […]

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Clinics Are Reopening: Now What?

Clinics Are Reopening: Now What?

Clinics Are Reopening: Now What? As fertility clinics across the U.S. begin to reopen more of their services, people are preparing to start or continue their fertility journeys. But after months of waiting with clinics and the economy closed down, questions and concerns may begin to creep up. How will I afford treatments? How will […]

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6 Tips for Coping
with Infertility & COVID-19

6 Tips for Copingwith Infertility & COVID-19

Six Tips for Coping With Infertility and COVID-19 With the recent suspension of most medical treatments for infertility in the United States, people are worried. They’re concerned that their chances for having a child are decreasing. They’re wondering if they will have to go back to square one when it comes to getting treatment. And […]

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Staying Optimistic During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Staying Optimistic During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Staying Optimistic During the Coronavirus Pandemic Official organizations like the ASRM are recognizing that managing fertility treatments during the current pandemic is a largely unknown, existential problem that is changing daily for patients, health care providers and society. While it’s no easy task to balance the interests of all those involved in fertility care, recent […]

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COVID-19’s Impact on Fertility Treatments in the U.S.

COVID-19’s Impact on Fertility Treatments in the U.S.

COVID-19’s Impact on Fertility Treatments in the U.S. NO FERTILITY TREATMENTS On March 17, 2020, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) released its recommendation that all new treatment cycles should be suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ASRM maintained that care should still be continued for patients who are currently “in-cycle” or who require […]

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COVID-19 and Infertility: The (Im)perfect Storm

COVID-19 and Infertility: The (Im)perfect Storm

COVID and Infertility: The (Im)perfect Storm I’ve been a reproductive endocrinologist for more than 40 years and have performed more than 12,000 IVF and IUI procedures successfully, and one thing that is absolutely true is that every one of my patients wanted to have a child as soon as possible. It doesn’t matter what was […]

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Did You Know the Pineapple is now the Symbol of Infertility?

Did You Know the Pineapple is now the Symbol of Infertility?

Did You Know the Pineapple is now the Symbol of Infertility? Each person experiences their infertility journey in a unique way. Yet, for most facing the diagnosis there are common feelings shared by others: sadness, anger, fear, stress, isolation…..and hope. While all humans desire to connect with others, some life events make us long for […]

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Does Your Insurance Cover Your Infertility Treatment?

Does Your Insurance Cover Your Infertility Treatment?

By now, you’ve probably read that insurance coverage for treating infertility doesn’t come close to matching the coverage for treatment of other major medical conditions. In the past, the stated reasons for this difference included gender inequities and incorrectly labeling in vitro fertilization (IVF) as “experimental.” Today, these types of rationales for not including infertility […]

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Problems with Sleep? You Might Have Problems with Fertility, Too

Problems with Sleep? You Might Have Problems with Fertility, Too

Problems with Sleep? You Might Have Problems with Fertility, Too There’s a long list of “lifestyle” factors that we know can affect the fertility of both women and men. From weight to smoking to stress, you can now add problems with sleep to the list. Sleep disorders likely increase the risk of infertility for both […]

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Can Personalized Medicine Help with Infertility? Yes, in Time

Can Personalized Medicine Help with Infertility? Yes, in Time

Can Personalized Medicine Help with Infertility? Yes, in Time Much has been written about how personalized medicine – also known as “precision medicine” – may improve treatment for serious health conditions including cancer, heart disease and auto-immune disease. Based on an individual’s genetic makeup (and more) it may be described simply as “delivering the right […]

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Intrauterine Insemination: Is It the Right Fertility Procedure for You?

Intrauterine Insemination: Is It the Right Fertility Procedure for You?

Intrauterine Insemination — a fertility procedure in which sperm are placed directly into the uterus using a catheter passed through the cervix-is the right choice for some. Here’s why. Everyone’s heard of IVF, but what is IUI? It’s “intrauterine insemination” a type of insemination that has been performed for decades. For some women, it may […]

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There Are Many Different Paths Forward for LGBTQ Family Building!

There Are Many Different Paths Forward for LGBTQ Family Building!

There Are Many Different Paths Forward for LGBTQ Family Building! Wanting to have children is a desire that transcends diverse backgrounds: partnered, single, gay, lesbian and transgender. And, today, advanced reproductive technology (ART) helps many attain that dream. For gay male couples, approaches include donor eggs, in vitro fertilization and surrogacy while lesbian couples might […]

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Egg Freezing – What You Need to Know

Egg Freezing – What You Need to Know

Most people don’t know what is involved in egg freezing. Before pursuing this path to a delayed pregnancy, consider a discussion with a fertility expert. Egg freezing seems like the hottest fertility topic around right now. It’s hard to miss all the coverage on elective egg freezing events, trendy pop-ups and “should you or shouldn’t […]

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Your TOP IVF Questions – Answered

Your TOP IVF Questions – Answered

Your TOP IVF Questions – Answered! As the most commonly performed assisted reproductive technology (ART) used worldwide by couples trying to have a baby, it is not surprising there are lots and lots of questions about in vitro fertilization (IVF)! We’ve selected the top questions asked on-line, to answer: What is IVF treatment and how […]

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Infertility Coverage is Becoming an Important Employee Benefit

Infertility Coverage is Becoming an Important Employee Benefit

Infertility Coverage is Becoming an Important Employee Benefit A number of employers have discovered that including robust infertility coverage in their health benefits package can help attract and retain employees. Fertility Uncovered is this year’s theme for National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW, April 21-28). One of the primary goals for the week is to inform […]

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